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SUNS # 9218 Monday 26 October 2020

Trade : US opposes SDG Trade Monitor portal at WTO budget meeting (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
The United States has opposed a new portal launched by the World Trade Organization, the International Trade Centre (ITC), and UNCTAD for collating the latest progress made in achieving the trade-related United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), on grounds that decisions made at the UN are not relevant for the WTO, trade officials told the SUNS.

United Nations : "The Sahel - a microcosm of cascading global risks ..." (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The European Commission this week pledged $27.8 million in humanitarian support to the Sahel region as floods and the coronavirus pandemic exacerbate the stability in a region deeply in conflict.

Latin America : Capture of CO2 and hydrogen as part of energy future (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
While struggling to increase the generation and consumption of renewable energy, Latin America is beginning to see the rise of new technologies, such as the capture and storage of carbon and hydrogen from fossil fuels or wind and solar energy.

Rights : Judgment-free online platform key to helping suicidal people (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Romana Hoque had it all, a comfortable life, a happy family.

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